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Cleveland Embraces Innovation

It’s no secret that Clevelanders love Cleveland. Being an extremely loyal city, it’s safe to say that we accept our flaws and proudly celebrate our successes. (Just ask any Browns or Cavaliers fan!) Over the past few years, there have been a number of revitalization efforts in the land that we love. Cleveland has become [...]

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Meet Our Sparks Inventors: Doug Hill

As we expand our innovation center to Sparks 2.0 we want to reintroduce the inventors we currently partner with and share more of their personal stories. This post is part of a series that not only explores our inventors and their products, but shares details about their passions outside of electricity. We’re happy to introduce [...]

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Introducing Sparks 2.0!

Welcome to the enhanced version of our successful Sparks Innovation Center! We’re calling it “Sparks 2.0” and it is expanding its reach to new industries. We’re working to develop more products that focus on efficiency and problem solving, now within and beyond the electrical industry. We’re seeking submissions from professionals in the electrical, low-voltage, data [...]

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Seven Reasons Why Cleveland Rocks

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Cleveland? Smoke stacks? Factories? Crying sports fans? It’s true that Cleveland is known for its rust-belt image and never-ending losing streak, but did you know the city is also home to a number of inventions? Here are a few of my favorites: Electric [...]

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California, Here We Come!

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Dust off your surfboards, ladies and gents… you’ll need ‘em when you visit our new west coast distribution center! Last week, we unveiled a new 35,000 square-foot distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Carrying our full product line, it’s our first on the west coast. We’ve seen significant sales growth west of the Mississippi on [...]

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A Legacy of Innovation

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“Innovation That Works” isn’t just a tagline for Madison. It’s a way of life, a driving force behind our approach to business … and it all started in 1929 with our founder, Earl Atkinson. One of Earl’s best-known inventions, the Madison Strap, remains one of the electrical industry’s most relied-upon and favorite products, as well [...]

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